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“Unforgettable ”
Review of Suzie's & Van Aken

Suzie's & Van Aken
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Oegstgeest
Price range: US$6 - US$115
Description: Pure ingredients, full of flavor, are key at Suzie's & Van Aken's. "As a Chef and Patissier we work with products whose origin and quality are known to us. Combinations of taste are prepared for you with the utmost precision and attention. Enjoy a culinary journey full of surprises and stories about perhaps our vegetable garden or that beautiful bottle of Rioja wine .. Enjoy the enthusiasm of our chefs and TASTE." Suzie is the pastry supplier of, among others, the Hortus Botanicus (Leiden), Beach Pavilion Willy Zuid and SandCbar (Katwijk), Brasserie Buitenhuis (Valkenburg), De Poort van Leyden (Leiden), De Branding, Witsand and Tulum (Noordwijk). Besides 'patisserie', Chef Tom takes care of the beautiful artwork on your plate. In the past he has worked at De Beukenhof (Oegstgeest), Restaurant Dartel (Leiden), KW106 (Katwijk) and Restaurant In Den Doofpot (Leiden). Van Aken leads a French kitchen with Asian influences. "Hopefully we will see you soon!"
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Description: Pure ingredients, full of flavor, are key at Suzie's & Van Aken's. "As a Chef and Patissier we work with products whose origin and quality are known to us. Combinations of taste are prepared for you with the utmost precision and attention. Enjoy a culinary journey full of surprises and stories about perhaps our vegetable garden or that beautiful bottle of Rioja wine .. Enjoy the enthusiasm of our chefs and TASTE." Suzie is the pastry supplier of, among others, the Hortus Botanicus (Leiden), Beach Pavilion Willy Zuid and SandCbar (Katwijk), Brasserie Buitenhuis (Valkenburg), De Poort van Leyden (Leiden), De Branding, Witsand and Tulum (Noordwijk). Besides 'patisserie', Chef Tom takes care of the beautiful artwork on your plate. In the past he has worked at De Beukenhof (Oegstgeest), Restaurant Dartel (Leiden), KW106 (Katwijk) and Restaurant In Den Doofpot (Leiden). Van Aken leads a French kitchen with Asian influences. "Hopefully we will see you soon!"
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

An eight month old hidden jewel worthy of a Michelin Star. The ingredients are real premium . An innovative cuisine yet sublet and flavorful taste, small and very attentive service I could feel the passion in the food preparation if they they keep that passion a flare soon they will be Michelin rated. I enjoyed every bit it of the experience and I would definitely skip any of the nearby rated restaurants to repeat this dinner.

Thank OzioQ8
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I am not a gourmand but eat in a lot of Michelin Star restaurants.

I enjoy kitchens witch are reduced to the max. Simple and easy. Maybe sometimes a cheeky combination of two or three flavors. For such a simple person like me it was too chichi.

Service, kitchen and restaurant was though super nice and clean. Food was good. Menu a bit too complicated.

Thank TravelFlo08
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

If you're anywhere near Leiden, South Holland, this tiny restaurant is an absolute must! Not only is the food magnificent in taste and creativity, the presentation is beyond the beyond in beauty. This was an experience so exquisite, I'd do it over again in a heartbeat. Three hours for a leisurely and perfectly presented meal of appetizers, main course and dessert... seven courses altogether. My husband, daughter and I love great food, and this ranks at the top of anything we've ever experienced. Wow!!!!!

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Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Haute cuisine for a very reasonable price. Great service and a friendly atmosphere. The wine pairing with the four course menu is recommended. Although in Oegstgeest, only 5 minutes biking from Leiden station.

Thank Herman S
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Delicious food, friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant is lovely and the food lovingly prepared. We had a wonderful evening and really enjoyed the food and ambiance.

They coped very well with our gluten free diet. The food was adventurous, high quality and fun. What a treat!

Thankyou!

Thank Karenabroad
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